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‘Whose land is this? Constructing counter-narratives through maps’

In just under six months of fieldwork, we saw the extreme and terrifying change of landscape in the affected areas: hundreds of trees were felled, creeks dried, and mountains flattened; this, despite claims from the Philippine government that New Clark City is “environment-friendly.”

Lam-ang: More than epic, reeducation

The Ilocano epic, Biag ni Lam-ang by Pedro Bukaneg, will take the centerstage this December for the 33rd Theater Season “Makidigma” of Tanghalang Pilipino. It will premiere December 6 to 15, 2019, at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).

Ang ambag ng UP Baguio sa 2019 Creative City Festival ng Baguio

Bilang bahagi ng UP Baguio sa selebrasyon sa ikalawang anibersaryo ng deklarasyon ng UNESCO sa Syudad ng Baguio bilang Creative City for Arts and Crafts, pinangunahan nito ang ilang aktibidad kapwa sa larangan ng akademiya at sining kasabay ng pagsasaalang-alang nito sa kabuhayan at kultura ng kinabibilangang komunidad.

Sinalamagian nga aba

Adu ti agkuna nga adda dagiti tao a saan a makaluto iti aba, nagatel kano ti lutuenda. Idi ubingak pay, pinagkiwarnak ni apongko a baket iti ilutlutona nga aba ket kinunana a mabalinak kano nga agluto ta saan a nagatel diay kiniwarko.

UP FOR GRAB | IP land and resources taken for gov’t and corporate interests

State laws and programs are making indigenous peoples’ lands and resources up for grabs by local and foreign corporations according to the Philippine Task Forces for Indigenous Peoples Rights report in the recent Regional Consultation on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Bangkok, Thailand.

DAY OF UNITY | Nurses demand just pay, better working condition

Nurses across the country took to the streets and social media their call for just and lawful salary, job security and better working conditions during their National Day of Unity and Protest prompted by the government’s reluctance to implement the Supreme Court ruling granting entry-level nurses Salary Grade 15.

UTHPP reignites Kalinga’s valiant resistance against large dams

Kalinga tribes along the Chico River line are again up in arms against the 17-megawatt Upper Tabuk Hydropower Dam Project of the DPJ Engineers and Consultancy, with the backing of several Minanga sub-tribe leaders.

Buwan ng Magbubukid, buwan ng pagkilos at paglaban sa Lambak Cagayan

Sa gitna ng tumitinding panunupil at pandarahas, tagumpay na naisagawa ang iba’t ibang anyo ng kilos protesta ng mga magsasaka ng Lambak ng Cagayan upang ipagdiwang ang Buwan ng Magbubukid.

Pagtaengan wenno pagnaedan?

Adu dagiti mabuybuya iti telebisyon nga itsura ti urban poor iti Manila ngem para ken ni Dandan daytoy ti umuna a gundaway a makakita ti balay dagiti pudpudno a nakukurapay nga umili iti syudad. Dagiti barung-barung a naaramid babaen iti pinagsisilpo a sim (yero), karkarton ken no ania pay ti mabalin nga isilpo tapno maaramid laeng a pagnaedan.

AGAINST ALL ODDS | Why do Ilokano farmers stick with tobacco?

Ilocos farmers and tobacco have a long history but the things that keep them together despite the numerous difficulties are beyond sentimental. Farmers are chained to the crop by political and economic circumstances perpetuated by the deeply rooted social inequality in the Philippines.

Tobacco price negotiations bring disappointment to farmers

Tobacco farmers were disappointed with the measly P1.00 increase on all types of tobacco, across the grades offered by traders during the tripartite conference held on September 25 in Quezon City, Philippines.

SLOWLY BUT SURELY | Sagada strives to achieve “sustainable tourism”

This famous mountain retreat is taking the challenge of preserving nature and teaching visitors to respect their culture, while increasing the town’s revenue from the tourism sector.

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Sinalamagian nga aba

Adu ti agkuna nga adda dagiti tao a saan a makaluto iti aba, nagatel kano ti lutuenda. Idi ubingak pay, pinagkiwarnak ni apongko a baket iti ilutlutona nga aba ket kinunana a mabalinak kano nga agluto ta saan a nagatel diay kiniwarko.